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    Ex. Alan Bean with handwritten provenance

    Apollo 12 Flown MS64 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 114, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean, with Handwritten Letter of Certification. This 32mm sterling silver medal was one of 262 flown to the moon aboard Apollo 12, November 14-24, 1969, with crewmembers Charles Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Alan Bean. The obverse of the medal features the mission insignia depicting a clipper ship arriving at the moon (it was an all-Navy crew), trailing fire and flying the U.S. flag. There are four stars in the background, one each for the three astronauts who flew the mission and one for Clifton Williams who was killed on October 5, 1967, during a training flight. He had been assigned to the back-up crew for what would be the Apollo 9 mission and would have most likely been assigned as lunar module pilot for Apollo 12. The reverse has the dates of the mission along with the serial number and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. A fabulous Choice Uncirculated example with excellent provenance.

    Included with this lot is a 2008-dated handwritten and signed Letter of Certification from Bean on his letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that silver Apollo 12 medallion identified by the number 114 flew aboard Yankee Clipper, our command module, into lunar orbit, 60 miles above the moon, on our Apollo 12 mission in November 14-24, 1969. Alan Bean, Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 12". Also included is a 2009-dated note from Sue Bean, reading: "This medallion was flown on Apollo XII by my husband Alan Bean, in November, 1969. Sincerely, Sue Bean. This is his handwritten letter".




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